President Barack Obama is expected to nominate former Deputy Attorney General James Comey to be the next director of the FBI, according to sources.
If confirmed, Comey, a Republican who served in the Justice Department under President George W. Bush, would replace FBI Director Robert Mueller, who has led the agency since prior to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Corney refused to certify parts of the National Security Agency’s domestic surveillance program, when he was acting Attorney General.
In 2005, Corney left the Justice Department and became general counsel to aerospace giant Lockheed Martin, remaining there until 2010.
Recently, a number of lawmakers have pushed Obama to consider Rep. Mike Rogers, a Republican from Michigan and former FBI agent, for the post, according to The Hill.